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Life in Colonial Australia

By Douglas Neil Bradby, Marion Littlejohn

Life in Colonial Australia describes the day to day lives of ordinary people in Colonial Australia.

What was life like for ordinary people in Colonial Australia? Can it really be called The Good Old Days when the work was backbreaking and the days were long, even for children? Life in Colonial Australia shows us exactly how it was.

  • Part of the award-winning Our Stories series.
  • Expert authors. History told with a voice and with personality, not just a collection of facts.
  • Perfect for upper primary curriculum right through to mid-secondary.

About the author

For as long as Marion Littlejohn can remember history has been a passion. She has taught History, English and Art to secondary students in Melbourne, Darwin, Dimboola and Rochester. In 1995 she made the move from the classroom to the museum world and began working as an Education Officer at the Sovereign Hill outdoor museum in Ballarat. Our Stories: Eureka Stockade was her first Black Dog Books title. In 1858, Doug Bradby’s paternal grandfather walked to Ballarat as a 10-year-old boy with his widowed mother. His maternal grandfather worked as a contractor erecting poppet heads on the Ballarat mines. He dismantled the last mine in Ballarat in 1920. Doug is a retired history teacher and taught for 30 years in Ballarat schools. He is currently Sovereign Hill’s ambassador to local schools and a guide at the gold museum. Doug's other Black Dog Books title is Our Stories: Life on the Goldfields.

ISBN: 9781922179951
Imprint: Black Dog Books
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: October 1, 2015
Dimensions: 210 x 296mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $17.99
New Zealand RRP: $19.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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